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  1. Anyone transfer certification from one state to another during a move?
    We currently live in Omaha, Nebraska and plan to move to Fort Worth, Texas within the next 6 months. Does anyone know specifically what all it takes to transfer a CNA certification? I know most of...
    Jan 15, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  2. Overtime at hospital?
    At the hospital I worked at it was very easy to get overtime. At one point I was working 5 12hr shifts per week, by choice.
    Jan 15, '09
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. silly question
    I never wore my watch, I just kept it in my pocket. It didn't matter what hand I held it in when taking pulse, because I worked on an infant/toddler floor of a peds hospital and we took pulse with...
    Dec 2, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  4. Uniform Guidlines where you work
    quote: "we are expected to be neat and clean, wear underwear (i can't believe we have to tell adults this), no thongs (again i can't believe we have to tell adult women this). we can pretty much...
    Dec 1, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Elbow Splints, Restraints?
    They are considered restraints at our hospital, and we have to have a new order from the physician every 24 hours in order to keep using them. We only use them if absolutely necessary, though.
    Apr 10, '08
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  6. What type of shifts can CNA's work
    At the hospital that I work at you can normally only work 12 hour shifts. You can only work an 8 hour shift if you pick up an extra shift and don't want to work overtime. Most everyone wants the...
    Mar 22, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Thermometer Question
    I work in a Children's hospital on a floor that has mostly infants, and we do all rectal temps on children under 6 months. *shrug* I haven't heard anything about them being discouraged. I...
    Mar 19, '08
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  8. Nurses - Leading your subordinates (Nurse Aides, Nurse Techs, Med Aides)
    At our facility, the ONLY people that can delegate to CNA's are charge nurses and management. Nurses are not our supervisors, and are not allowed to delegate to us at all. This is said up front to...
    Mar 11, '08
    Forum: Nursing Leadership Strategies
  9. Nurses - Leading your subordinates (Nurse Aides, Nurse Techs, Med Aides)
    This is exactly how it is at our facility also. I am a CNA, and the only person at my work that can tell me what to do is the charge nurse and the management. The nurses are not in charge of us or...
    Mar 11, '08
    Forum: Nursing Leadership Strategies
  10. Hospital weekend Dif for CNA
    I work at a hospital, and I get paid weekend diff. It is $1.30 per hour on top of the $1.62/hr night diff that I already make for working nights.
    Mar 11, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. CNA licensing
    I'm not sure about Texas, but here in Nebraska you only have to be 16 to become a CNA.
    Feb 24, '08
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  12. What do hospitals look for in CNA applicants?
    I didn't start getting replies from hospitals in Omaha until I added my American Heart Association CPR training for healthcare providers on my resume. I know that at least Methodist and Children's...
    Feb 24, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Should I get my plebotomy certification?
    It really depends on the hospital. I live and work in Omaha, also, and I know at least at Children's Hospital it doesn't matter if you are certified as a phlebotomist or not, they won't let you draw...
    Feb 24, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. how many patients do you have
    I work in a Children's Hospital on a floor with children ages newborn to 3 years on average (we get the occasional spill-over from the floors with older children), and I normally have around 8...
    Feb 24, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. 12hr shifts
    At our hospital, the majority of us work 12 hour shifts, and anything 24 hours and above is considered full time, with full benefits. So yes, working three 12 hour shifts is full time with...
    Nov 25, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Holiday Scheduling
    We HAVE to work every other of the 6 major holidays (memorial day, 4th of july, labor day, thanksgiving, christmas, and new years), and we are automatically scheduled for them. We work one set one...
    Nov 25, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. "I'm an uncertified medical assistant"
    I know I'm probably way past the fact, but I just wanted to point something out in regards to these two statements. I know I'm not an MA, I'm a CNA, but in my certification class, they DID tell us...
    Nov 19, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Shift times
    As far as I know, the only shifts here are 0700-1930 and 1900-0730. I work at a Children's Hospital, and they only want the parents and/or children to have to get to know two nurses and two care...
    Nov 15, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Are you allowed to wear Makeup ?
    I just use Bare Minerals real quick to get rid of the shine and to even my skin out. That's it. Even when I go out I rarely wear much more than that, and since I work with babies I don't want it to...
    Nov 15, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. How do you wear your scrubs?
    We can wear whatever scrubs we want to, as long as they don't have team logos/names on them. We also can't wear tshirts unless it has a scrub top or jacket over it. Most everyone where I work...
    Nov 15, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. how many patients do you have
    When we are fully staffed for a night (which seems to be rare as of right now) we have 6-8 (usually closer to 8) patients between two nurses. We have 24 beds on each floor with the possibility of...
    Nov 15, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. What was your job training like?
    Our orientation so far has been a week (m-f) in a classroom. The first three days were general orientation, the fourth day was general clinical orientation, and the last two days were department...
    Nov 11, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  23. Staff pretending to use empty hand sanitizer in MRSA room.
    At our hospital, we are required to wash our hands with 4% CHG soap and water with an MRSA pt. Otherwise we are allowed to use hand sanitizer (enough to rub vigorously for 15 seconds and have your...
    Nov 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Holidays:  Here We Go Again
    I don't have to work Thanksgiving, so more than likely I will have to work Christmas Day and not New Years Day. I'm not sure yet, though. I only have my schedule through the 22nd of December. We...
    Nov 7, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. cute, non-tacky scrub tops?
    I love Uniform Advantage. Their scrubs are super cute, and different than any I've seen. They are pretty inexpensive, also! I ordered a top from them, and they shipped it out the next day. I...
    Nov 3, '07
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear


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